By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
This booklet, in its 114th 12 months, offers perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish groups, interpreting the lately accomplished Pew file (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish existence, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs and the USA and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as an immense source with lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries and significant contemporary occasions. it's going to end up necessary to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish neighborhood, Jewish communal employees and the clicking, between others.
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Additional info for American Jewish Year Book 2014: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
1 shows selected population, regional, family, ideational, and behavioral markers by identification groups, namely: Jews by religion, No-religion and Jewish, and No-religion, partly Jewish (new data not previously released). Some Jewish markers are also available for non-Jews respectively of Jewish background and Jewish affinity. Jewish population definitions obviously critically affect the numbers. The Pew Survey, by introducing the concept of partly Jewish, helped to clarify the demographic picture but also made the debate more complicated and ambivalent.
Jewish adults (39 %) say they live in a household where at least one person is a member of a synagogue. This includes 31 % of Jewish adults (39 % of Jews by religion and 4 % of Jews of no religion) who say they personally belong to a synagogue, temple or other congregation. Jews think several other minority groups face more discrimination than they do. Roughly seven-in-ten Jews (72 %) say gays and lesbians face a lot of discrimination in American society, and an equal number say there is lot of discrimination against Muslims.
7 immediately suggests an intergenerational decline of as much as 19 %. 7 born to Jewish parents are raised as Jews, or—more critically—identify as Jews as adults. From the Pew study, we can learn of the extent to which today’s adults—those raised by inmarried or intermarried parents over the past few decades—currently identify as Jews. 1 million of them (about 29 %) do not identify as Jews. Notably, almost all who have a Jewish parent or two, but who see themselves as non-Jewish today, report that just one of their parents was Jewish.
American Jewish Year Book 2014: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin